Nov 6, 2012 11:00am PST
and iowa. for mitt romney the path is longer. he would need to win florida, virginia also ohio and iowa. as you heard tahman bradley report, mitt romney keeping his campaign alive today, making stops in ohio and pennsylvania. romney says feels good about ohio, campaign watchers say that might show he knows that's a long shot. another state worth keeping an eye on is virginia. virginia is going to have some of the earliest returns. if president obama wins it, mitt romney has to win ohio or the race is over. the magic number 270 electoral votes. >> in san jose elections officials say so far things are going smoothly. hundreds of voters have been stopping by to cast their ballots all morning. you can stop by any time today until 8:00 tonight when polls in california close. elections official there is have set up a drive-thru drop-off for absentee ballots. one of the biggest battles in california is the governor's tax on education funding. >> reporter: he didn't just vote here he held one last pep rally for prop 30. which some are calling the most important decision on today's state ballot.
Nov 7, 2012 11:00am PST
. florida still too close to call. the popular vote for president obama, 59 million votes. governor romney with 56 million. the romney crowd in boston was tense most of the night which guy way to disappointment. >>> paul and i have left everything on the field we have given our all to this campaign. >> reporter: the fact that only 72% of voters yesterday were -- >> what has happened with the republicans they are the republican party is a madmen party in a modern family america. >> reporter: while 77% of americans still the economy was in bad shape, romney only edged the president slightly in terms of who voters trusted to handle the situation. 49-48%. reporting live in chicago t.j. winick, abc news. >>> on capitol hill the president will face the same divided congress next year democrats retain control of senate, republicans the house. republicans lost three key seats. democrats strengthened their control, something that didn't seem likely. democrats have 52 seats plus two independents who generally vote with them republicans 45. senate race in north dakota still undecided. the house is st
Nov 15, 2012 11:00am PST
. the fbi is investigating possibly flirtatious e-mails between him and a florida socialite jill kelley. >> i continue to believe that general allen is one of our best military leaders. continue to have confidence in the ability to lead the war in afghanistan as well as to serve in the post for which he's now been nominated. >> reporter: from thailand defense secretary panetta echoed the sentiment. >> i have tremendous confidence in general allen. certainly, his ability and his leadership and i don't think anybody ought to jump to any conclusions as to where any of this will lead. >> reporter: panetta wants it to lead to a review of military ethics training. panetta refused to talk about e-mails between allen and kelley that came to light after kelley went to the fbi after getting threatening messages that made her think someone was stalking her and her friend cia director petraeus. kelley reached out to 47-year-old fbi agent fred humphries whose lawyer tells abc news he launched the investigation and went to congress when he thought there was a cover-up. >> if we hadn't had avoid who b